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Hector Arciniega recipient of prestigious National Institute of Health (NIH) fellowship

Neuroscience Ph.D. student Hector Arciniega received the prestigious National Institute of Health (NIH) fellowship: Blueprint Diversity Specialized Pre-doctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award. The two-phase award will assist Hector in completing his doctoral dissertation as well as transition him into a postdoctoral research position.

Samantha Lee awarded a Graduate Dean's Merit Scholarship

Samantha Lee, a Ph.D. student in the Strother Lab, was awarded the Graduate Dean's Merit Scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year. The Graduate Dean's Merit Scholarship for promising, newly admitted graduate students is a one-year award in the amount $10,000, disbursed as two equal sums at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters.

Gideon Caplovitz and Ph.D. students Taissa Lytchenko and Kyle Killebrew learn the cognitive processes of the octopus

Gideon Caplovitz, graduate students Taissa Lytchenko and Kyle Killebrew and partners at Dartmouth and the University of Rhode Island have been awarded $300,000 to perform the first neural recording in an octopus! Read the Nevada Today article about the National Science Foundation Award

Neuroscience faculty member Jacqueline Snow honored with Rising Researcher Award

Wesley Chalifoux, assistant professor of chemistry, and Jacqueline Snow, assistant professor of psychology were honored with the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents' Rising Researcher Award, presented at the annual Honor the Best ceremony. Read more the Nevada Today article about the Rising Researcher Award

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Nevada Today news stories from Integrative Neuroscience and the departments and centers that contribute to the program.

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Partnership yields new technology for neuroscience research, patient care

Renown Health and the University bring the latest in advanced brain imaging – the ‘gold standard’ for research – to Northern Nevada

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Institute for Neuroscience to help a multidisciplinary center of excellence become even stronger

James Kenyon named director of University of Nevada, Reno institute designed to complement and extend the energy, experience and potential in the neurosciences

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Building research infrastructure: Investment in Core Labs

New directors named to centers for bioinformatics and genomics

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Yumei Feng named Research and Innovation Leadership Fellow

UNR Med faculty member and biomedical researcher looks forward to immersive research administration experience

Hector Arciniega and Marian Berryhill are seated as a computer work station; Hector holds a clear 3-D representation of a human head.
Evidence shows electric stimulation improves low working memory

University of Nevada, Reno-led research shows promise for potential new application of transcranial direct-current stimulation in older adults

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Chalifoux, Snow named 2018 Regents’ Rising Researchers

Recognized for early successes and discoveries in research fields of chemistry, psychology

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On the genetic frontier: Helping plants develop, survive and produce in extreme conditions

Jeff Harper, University’s 2018 Outstanding Researcher, contributes to advancements in plant biology through ‘extraordinary’ research

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@Reality, a virtual reality + augmented reality studio, to open at Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center

@Reality will provide the University community with a dedicated space, equipment, software and expertise to properly support experimentation, exploration of virtual reality and augmented reality mediums

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The Graduate School Honors Graduate Dean’s Award Winners
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InNEVenture Fund enters second year of ramping up ideas and technologies for commercialization

Early-stage proof-of-concept funding applications now open for Nevada Research and Innovation Corporation program

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Expanding the frontier of neuroscience

University shows multi-disciplinary strength in rapidly expanding research field